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Photo Competition 2017

The club’s photo competition was held on 5th December. Winning entries were: UK – Terry Weston’s Nuthatch World – Antony Ward’s White-tailed Sea Eagle YOC area – Terry Weston’s Kestrel A gallery will be added to the website in due

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The Rare and Scarce Birds of the York Area 1965 to 2015

The Rare and Scarce Birds of the York Area 1965 to 2015 was written by Jono Leadley, the York area recorder and published by the York Ornithological Club in November 2017. The 74 page book contains details of all species

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2016 Report

The 2016 Report has been printed and will be available for members to collect at the next meeting on Tuesday 5th December.

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Alkborough trip

Despite the cold wind, nine members left York for North Lincolnshire on Sunday 12th. Our first stop was overlooking Read’s Island where the numerous waders featured active flocks of Golden Plover and Dunlin with some Bar-tailed Godwit. Several skeins of

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Hawfinches at Castle Howard

One of the events of this autumn is the influx of Hawfinches into England. The York area has had its share of these visitors with up to nine birds at Gilling East and small numbers elsewhere including six today over

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YOC trip to Arnside and Silverdale

18 of us crossed the border into Lancashire for the trip (I know, it’s tough, but somebody has to risk it). The weather varied between glorious (Friday and Sunday) and on the grim side (Saturday). We took in Lancashire Wildlife

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Trip to Spurn on Sunday 8th October

Rather wondering if Spurn was going to be very quiet owing to the lack of easterly winds in the preceding week, sixteen of us nevertheless took a chance that something might be about. As the high tide was at 7.40

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Teesside Trip Sept 10th

Seven brave souls headed north to Teesside on the morning of 10th September. Despite the strong southwesterly winds, we had a good day with highlights being good views of two or three Water Rails at Saltholme and one or two

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Pocklington Canal evening walk

Many thanks to Terry Weston, for another most enjoyable summer evening walk along the canal from Hagg Bridge towards Storwood on Tuesday 1st August.  Despite the dreadful forecast, the rain held off and we had a lot of evening sunshine. 

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Best Birdwatching Sites: Yorkshire – Review

Neil Glenn and John Miles’ book ‘Best Birdwatching Sites: Yorkshire’ is a fine piece of work and one that should be of use to all Yorkshire birders, especially those keen on county listing or exploring Yorkshire’s best birding sites. The

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